Weaning

When Your Partner Wants You to Wean: Heart Advice for Nursing Mothers

November 12, 2013

*The terms “husband” and “partner” are used interchangeably throughout this post. “She’s too old to nurse. You need to stop.” “There’s no way my son is nursing when he’s three years old!” “You are being selfish. Breastfeeding past one year is unnecessary. You only do this because it gives you pleasure.” “I should have a […]

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Dr. Sears Comments on TIME Magazine’s Attachment Parenting Cover Article

May 17, 2012

Guest blogger Dr. Bill Sears shares his thoughts on the much talked about TIME Magazine Attachment Parenting Article, “The Man Who Remade Motherhood.” Hello parents!  The cover was risky but a brilliant hook by Time Magazine to attract readers, and they achieved their goal.  The writer, Kate Pickert, herself a new mother and one of […]

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Normalizing Extended Breastfeeding

May 15, 2012

The Momosphere is all atwitter over Time Magazine’s cover story: “Are You Mom Enough?” From its “shocking” cover photo to its provocative title, it’s obvious Time was shooting for “mommy war” controversy (something I work hard to stay away from). If I shy away from controversy, why would I ever agree to the possibility of […]

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TIME Magazine Shows Attachment Parenting is Going Mainstream, Not Extreme

May 14, 2012

When we, Attachment Parenting International, learned that TIME Magazine decided to take on attachment parenting in its May 21, 2012 issue, we had to ask, “TIME, are you news magazine enough?” Beyond the incendiary attempt to pit mothers against each other asking, “Are you mom enough?,” and a strategic cover contrived to sell copies, what […]

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Interview Series: Martha Wood

February 17, 2011

We are continuing our interview series with API Contributing Bloggers with Martha Wood.  Read on to hear more about her thoughts regarding weaning, co-parenting, and how she peacefully deals with breastfeeding criticism. Tell us about your family. I am a single mom, co-parenting with my daughter’s father. She is 2.5. She is my only child. […]

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The Slow Road to Weaning

October 8, 2010

My toddler Jacob is now 2 years and 2 months old. He breastfeeds several times a day, especially at naptime or at night. Nursing remains an important source of comfort for him. And yet, I am slowly noticing shifts in Jacob’s nursing patterns. For example, at night now I can often re-settle him without nursing. […]

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If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free.

November 12, 2009

Originally published on July 30, 2009 at m a m a :: m i l i e u. Okay, yes those are lyrics to a 1985 Sting song, but they rang oh-so-true today when I came across a quote on my igoogle page. I have a daily literary quote rss feed on my google homepage. […]

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Bye Bye Mama Milk

July 3, 2009

Last week Otter and I said goodbye to nursing. He was two months past his second birthday. The decision to wean was not made lightly. He had been growing more independent for quite some time, blossoming the way breastfed babies do. Then suddenly he began to regress, demanding more and more milk, becoming less willing […]

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